Augmented Magnifying Glass Identifies What You're Studying

It's obvious that the great Sherlock Holmes doesn't need any help, but the Augmented Magnifier designed and built by Anirudh Sharma and Pattie Maes from MIT's Fluid Interfaces Group could help him instantly recognize clues and solve cases even quicker.

Using a built-in camera and a constant connection to the internet, the Augmented Magnifier can automatically identify what kind of fruit is being viewed, and then overlay an image of its magnified cell structure and scientific name.

So while it's mostly useful for solving mysteries involving fresh produce right now, there's no reason to think that eventually the Augmented Magnifier could be able to recognize almost anything in its lens, providing detailed information that may not have been immediately apparent. [MIT Fluid Interfaces Group via Damn Geeky]